Physics Winter Webinar series
We live in a material world. From stone and iron to plastic, human history and civilization have always been closely intertwined with the understanding, harnessing and manipulation of matter. But never have our daily lives depended more on materials than in the modern era. New material growth techniques are used to build materials literally one atom at a time. Electron microscopy lies at the heart of this research by using electrons to magnify materials more than 10 million times. This technique enables researchers to gain unprecedented understanding and insight into the properties of materials, paving new ways for atomic material design.
About the speaker
Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Physics, University of York. She holds a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Science, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Since her PhD she has worked as research scientist at the University of Oslo, Norway, and University of Manchester. Since 2017 she has held a joint position between the University of York and SuperSTEM - the UK National Facility of Advanced Electron Microscopy, of which she is the Deputy Director. In her research Dr Kepaptsoglou uses powerful electron microscopes to look at materials at the nanoscale and atomic level and understand how their structure helps to improve some of their physical properties.